For maximum convenience, easy-to-use interface M-functions are included in the Basic Systems and Control toolbox, explicitly addressing some of supported features. Whenever possible, these M-functions allow to work with system objects defined in the MATLAB Control Toolbox.

The following tables contain lists of the main M-functions for basic computations in linear systems analysis and synthesis:

### Solution of Lyapunov and Sylvester equations

sllyap |
Solution of continuous-time Lyapunov equations |

slstei |
Solution of Stein equations |

slstly |
Solving stable continuous-time Lyapunov equations for the Cholesky factor of the solution |

slstst |
Solving stable Stein equations for the Cholesky factor of the solution |

slsylv |
Solution of Sylvester equations |

sldsyl |
Solution of discrete-time Sylvester equations |

### Solution of generalized Lyapunov and Sylvester equations

slgely |
Solution of generalized continuous-time Lyapunov equations |

slgest |
Solution of generalized Stein equations |

slgsly |
Solving stable generalized continuous-time Lyapunov equations for the Cholesky factor of the solution |

slgsst |
Solving stable generalized Stein equations for the Cholesky factor of the solution |

slgesg |
Solution of generalized Sylvester system of equations |

### Solution of Riccati equations

slcares |
Solution of continuos-time algebraic Riccati equation (CARE) with Schur method |

slcaresc |
Solution of CARE with refined Schur method and condition estimation |

slcaregs |
Solution of CARE with generalized Schur method on an extended matrix pencil |

sldares |
Solution of discrete-time algebraic Riccati equation (DARE) with Schur method |

sldaresc |
Solution of DARE with refined Schur method and condition estimation |

sldaregs |
Solution of DARE with generalized Schur method on an extended matrix pencil |

sldaregsv |
Solution of DARE with generalized Schur method on a symplectic pencil |

### Solution of generalized Riccati equations

slgcare |
Solution of generalized continuos-time algebraic Riccati equation (CARE) with generalized Schur method |

slgdare |
Solution of generalized discrete-time algebraic Riccati equation (DARE) with generalized Schur method |

### Condition estimation for Lyapunov and Riccati equations

lyapcond |
Condition estimation for a Lyapunov equation |

steicond |
Condition estimation for a Stein equation |

carecond |
Condition estimation for a CARE |

darecond |
Condition estimation for a DARE |

### Controllability/observability/minimal realization

slconf |
Controllability staircase form of a system |

slobsf |
Observability staircase form of a system |

slminr |
Minimal realization of a system |

### Similarity transformations

slsbal |
Balancing the system matrix of a state-space system |

slsrsf |
Reduction of the state matrix of a state space system to a real Schur form |

slsorsf |
Reduction of the state matrix of a state space system to an ordered real Schur form |

slsdec |
Additive spectral decomposition of a system with respect to a given stability domain |

### Factorization of transfer matrices

lcf |
Left coprime factorization with prescribed stability degree |

rcf |
Right coprime factorization with prescribed stability degree |

lcfid |
Left coprime factorization with inner denominator |

rcfid |
Right coprime factorization with inner denominator |

### System inter-connections

slosfeed |
Closed-loop system for a mixed output and state feedback control law |

slofeed |
Closed-loop system for an output feedback control law |

### System norms

slH2norm |
H2/L2 norm of a system |

slHknorm |
Hankel-norm of a stable projection of a system |

slinorm |
L-infinity norm of a system |

slstabr |
Complex stability radius |

### Canonical forms and system transformations for descriptor systems

slgconf |
Controllability staircase form |

slgobsf |
Observability staircase form |

slgminr |
Irreducible form of a system |

slgsbal |
Balancing the system matrix of a descriptor system |

slgsHes |
Reduction of the pair (A,E) of a descriptor system to a generalized Hessenberg form |

slgsQRQ |
Transformation to a QR- or RQ-coordinate form |

slgsrsf |
Transformation to a real generalized Schur form |

slgsSVD |
Transformation to a singular value decomposition (SVD) or SVD-like coordinate form |

### Poles and zeros

nrank |
Normal rank of the transfer-function matrix of a standard system |

polzer |
Normal rank, poles, zeros, and the Kronecker structure of the system pencil for a standard or descriptor system |

slpole |
Poles of a standard or descriptor system |

slzero |
Normal rank, zeros, and the Kronecker structure of the system pencil for a standard or descriptor system |

### Kalman filter

convKf |
One recursion of the conventional Kalman filter equations |

srcf |
Combined measurement and time update of one iteration of the time-varying or time-invariant Kalman filter in the Square Root Covariance Form |

srif |
Combined measurement and time update of one iteration of the time-varying or time-invariant Kalman filter in the Square Root Information Form |

### Benchmarks

ctdsx |
Benchmark examples for time-invariant, continuous-time, dynamical systems |

dtdsx |
Benchmark examples for time-invariant, discrete-time, dynamical systems |

ctlex |
Benchmark examples of (generalized) continuous-time Lyapunov equations |

dtlex |
Benchmark examples of (generalized) discrete-time Lyapunov equations |

### Special numerical linear algebra computations

bdiag |
Block diagonalization of a general matrix or a matrix in real Schur form |

persch |
Periodic Hessenberg or periodic Schur decomposition of a matrix product |

Hameig |
Eigenvalues of a Hamiltonian matrix using square-reduced approach |

habalance |
Symplectic scaling of a Hamiltonian matrix |

haconv |
Storage representation conversions for a Hamiltonian matrix |

haeig |
Eigenvalues of a Hamiltonian matrix using HAPACK approach |

hapvl |
Paige-Van Loan's form of a Hamiltonian matrix |

haschord |
Reordering the Schur form of a Hamiltonian matrix |

hastab |
Complete stable/unstable invariant subspace of a Hamiltonian matrix |

hasub |
Selected stable/unstable invariant subspace of a Hamiltonian matrix |

haurv |
Symplectic URV form of a general 2n-by-2n matrix |

haurvps |
Symplectic URV/periodic Schur form of a Hamiltonian matrix |

shbalance |
Symplectic scaling of a skew-Hamiltonian matrix |

shconv |
Storage representation conversions for a skew-Hamiltonian matrix |

sHHeig |
Eigenvalues of skew-Hamiltonian/(skew-)Hamiltonian matrix pencils |

sHHstab |
Complete stable right deflating subspace (and a companion subspace, for pencils in factored form) |

sHHurvps |
Generalized symplectic URV/periodic Schur form of a skew-Hamiltonian/(skew-)Hamiltonian matrix pencil |

TLS |
Solution of the Total Least Squares problem using a singular value decomposition (SVD) approach or a Partial SVD (PSVD) approach |

### Structured matrix factorizations

fstchol |
Factorization of a symmetric positive definite (block) Toeplitz matrix T, and solution of associated linear systems, given the first (block) row / column of T |

fstgen |
Factorization of a symmetric positive definite (block) Toeplitz matrix T, computation of the generator of its inverse, inv(T), and/or solution of associated linear systems using the Cholesky factor of inv(T), given the first (block) row / column of T |

fstsol |
Solution of linear systems X T = B / T X = B, where T is a symmetric positive definite (block) Toeplitz matrix, given the first (block) row / column of T |

fstupd |
Factorization and/or updating a factorization of a symmetric positive definite (block) Toeplitz matrix T, and solution of associated linear systems, given the first (block) row / column of T |

fstqr |
Orthogonal-triangular decomposition of a (block) Toeplitz matrix T and solution of associated linear least-squares problems, given the first (block) row and (block) column of T |

fstlsq |
Solution of the linear least-squares problems min(B - T X) or finding the minimum norm solution of T' Y = C, where T is a (block) Toeplitz matrix with full column rank, given the first (block) column and the first (block) row of T |

fstmul |
Matrix-vector products x = T b for a (block) Toeplitz matrix T, given the first (block) column and the first (block) row of T |

### Data analysis

sincos |
Sine or cosine transform of a real signal |

slHart |
Discrete Hartley transform of a real signal |

slconv |
Convolution of two real signals using either fast Fourier transform (FFT) or Hartley transform |

sldeconv |
Deconvolution of two real signals using either FFT or Hartley transform |

slwindow |
Anti-aliasing window applied to a real signal |

The MEX-functions are more difficult to use than the provided M-functions, but allow a greater flexibility. They are called by the M-functions. The following table contains the list of MEX-files for basic systems analysis and synthesis:

linmeq |
Solution of linear matrix equations |

genleq |
Solution of generalized linear matrix equations |

aresol |
Solution of Riccati equations |

aresolc |
Solution of Riccati equations with condition and forward error bound estimates |

garesol |
Solution of generalized (descriptor) Riccati equations |

arecond |
Condition estimate and forward errors for Lyapunov and algebraic Riccati equations |

arebench |
Benchmark examples for algebraic Riccati equations |

condis |
Continuous-time - discrete-time bilinear transformation |

sysconn |
Inter-connections of two systems given in state-space |

sysfconn |
Closed-loop system corresponding to the output, or mixed output and state, feedback control law |

invert |
Dual or inverse of a linear (descriptor) system |

deadbeat |
Minimum norm feedback matrix performing deadbeat control on a matrix pair |

polass |
Partial pole assignment |

syscom |
Controllability/observability/minimal realization |

systra |
System similarity transformation |

gsyscom |
Controllable, observable, or irreducible form |

gsystra |
Equivalence transformations for descriptor systems |

isprpr |
Properness test for the transfer function of a descriptor system |

specfact |
Spectral factorization of a real polynomial |

cfsys |
Factorization of transfer matrices |

syscf |
State-space representation of a system from the factors of its left or right coprime factorization |

slmexp |
Matrix exponential and its integral |

ldsimt |
Output response of a linear discrete-time system |

Hnorm |
System norms and complex stability radius |

linorm |
L-infinity norm of a system |

polezero |
Normal rank, poles, zeros, and the Kronecker structure of the system pencil for a standard or descriptor system |

polezeroz |
Normal rank, poles, zeros, and the Kronecker structure of the system pencil for a standard or descriptor system with complex matrices |

Kfiltupd |
Combined measurement and time update of one iteration of the Kalman filter |

bldiag |
Block-diagonalization of a matrix |

perschur |
Periodic Hessenberg or periodic Schur decomposition of a matrix product |

Hamileig |
Eigenvalues of a Hamiltonian matrix using the square-reduced approach |

hapack_haeig |
Eigenvalues of a Hamiltonian matrix using the HAPACK approach |

HaeigZ |
Eigenvalues of a complex Hamiltonian matrix using the HAPACK approach |

symplURV |
Eigenvalues and generalized symplectic URV decomposition of a skew-Hamiltonian/Hamiltonian pencil in factored form |

symplURVZ |
Eigenvalues and generalized symplectic URV decomposition of a complex skew-Hamiltonian/Hamiltonian pencil in factored form |

skewHamil2eig |
Eigenvalues and orthogonal decomposition of a skew-Hamiltonian/skew-Hamiltonian pencil |

skewHamil2feig |
Eigenvalues and orthogonal decomposition of a skew-Hamiltonian/skew-Hamiltonian pencil in factored form |

skewHamileig |
Eigenvalues and orthogonal decomposition of a skew-Hamiltonian/Hamiltonian pencil |

skewHamileigZ |
Eigenvalues of a complex skew-Hamiltonian/Hamiltonian pencil |

skewHamildefl |
Eigenvalues of a skew-Hamiltonian/Hamiltonian pencil and the right deflating subspace corresponding to the eigenvalues with strictly negative real part |

skewHamildeflf |
Eigenvalues of a skew-Hamiltonian/Hamiltonian pencil in factored form and the right deflating subspace corresponding to the eigenvalues with strictly negative real part |

skewHamildeflZ |
Eigenvalues of a complex skew-Hamiltonian/Hamiltonian pencil and the right deflating subspace corresponding to the eigenvalues with strictly negative real part |

skewHamildeflfZ |
Eigenvalues of a complex skew-Hamiltonian/Hamiltonian pencil in factored form and the right deflating subspace corresponding to the eigenvalues with strictly negative real part |

TotalLS |
Solution of the Total Least Squares problem using a singular value decomposition (SVD) approach or a Partial SVD (PSVD) approach |

fstoep |
Factorization of a symmetric positive definite (block) Toeplitz matrix and/or solution of associated linear systems |

fstoeq |
QR factorization of a (block) Toeplitz matrix and/or solution of associated linear least-squares systems |

datana |
Data analysis |

The MEX-files above provide interfaces to the main user-callable or computational routines for basic systems analysis and synthesis, and cover all functionality available in the corresponding SLICOT routines.

Executable SLICOT MEX-files are provided for recent MATLAB releases running under WINDOWS and Linux. Demonstration packages can also be provided.

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